SMITTY wrote:I've wired up every system in my house without killing or maiming anyone. I have a generator switch wired up safely -- it is completely isolated from the outside line & the 2 are impossible to connect, the way it's wired. I have no training whatsoever on anything electrical, with the exception of 12V DC systems in motor vehicles. I know how to check for floating or bonded neutral in a gen set. I have the common sense to know the difference & NOT to take everything on the net as gospel. Everyone is different.
ditto... My professionally installed transfer switch on my 10 kw gen setup in the 5 family failed terribly due to an error made during the installation by the liscenced electrician and fried a 5hp deep well pump. all humans make mistakes and it is up to the individual to do his due dillagence before taking on something unfamiliar. A wise thought is to read all instructions first!! follow all safety procedures and be concious of your actions toward others